Blue Monday~ Miss Hope with Baba & Deda!

Thank you to Smiling Sally for Blue Monday! Our sweet niece Miss Hope has been visiting from Dallas and I got some shots of her with my parents with lots of blue for Blue Monday. She only sees us a few times a year but she knows she belongs to us and embraces all of us. It is a sweet blessing from our God for all of us and her grandparents!!





This was a really busy family week. On Saturday we had an Open House celebration in Huntington Beach and on Sunday we had a shower for my niece in Orange. I have lots of photos to upload and share during this next week. I’ve been on the L.A. freeways a lot this weekend and am looking forward to a somewhat relaxed week.

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

35 thoughts on “Blue Monday~ Miss Hope with Baba & Deda!

  1. Wonderful photos in front of the blue flowers….and your dad is even in a blue shirt. Did you give it too him just for this photo opp? Hope is just as cute as she can be. Are those plumbago flowers? I love the color and the bush is huge. I have plumbago but is a ground cover type.

  2. Wow! Those pictures are so pretty! Great background for the family pics. I had never heard of plumbago before, and I thought it was so pretty, I googled it. I think I want some for my yard. 🙂


  3. OH MY GOSH…that plumbago takes my breath away. That is a plant that I sneak in our garden…it has to be brought in during the winter…won’t survive our cold but they sell it to us trying to make us think we live somewhere else… :o) It is so beautiful…amazing blue shots this week. So fun that Miss Hope can come as often as she does….happy days!

  4. Wonderful pictures!

    I love the blue…very much.

    But your parents…what lovely poses and
    happy faces. I would love to know these
    people. You can just tell. Such warmth
    in their faces.

    And little Miss Hope.

    Becky K.

  5. Good morning Ellen, your post is so delightful today. Your niece is so beautiful with the blue flowers. She looks like she is captivated by them. the photos are all so special. A perfectly lovely Blue Monday post.


  6. Wonderful pictures! I love the shot of the three of them. They’re all wearing some blue–even your niece has a blue bow! Plumbagoes are a lovely bush; I’ve had a paler one before. Happy Blue Monday.

  7. Hi, Ellen! Firstly, I must ask too…what are those extraordinarily blue flowers?! They are amazing…*sigh*… Miss Hope, oh, she is a great beauty too…she is soooo sweet! This was such a tender post…thank you. Happy week, my friend :o) ((HUGS))

  8. Oh, boy….this kind of blue is hard to beat. That little darling girl is so precious. The flowers are to die for and I love the photos of the Grandmother and Granddad. Just love it all..Thanks for sharing and I’m looking forward to seeing all the other photos.
    xo bj

  9. Hope is a beautiful child and I suspect she gets lots of hugs and kisses when she visits. It’s not hard to see your parents enjoy her company. I hope you got off the freeway and have the chance to enjoy this beautiful Monday.

  10. What absolutely gorgeous photos; so beautifully done with the blue blossoms! Photos you will cherish forever. Thanks for sharing and Happy Blue Monday.


  11. Wonderful family photos, Ellen. And I must say, what a gorgeous, rich shade of blue that plumbago is!

    To answer your question, yes we did tour Blenheim. I think that’s my last thing to post about the trip…

  12. What a precious doll! I hope you will join me at for Crock Pot Wednesday. Mr. Linky will be up on Tuesday for your link. Thanks for posting.

  13. What beautiful pictures! Miss Holly is ADORABLE! Aren’t children just amazing! I love seeing her carefully holding the flower. Too cute! Grandma and Grandpa are pretty cute too!

  14. Ellen,

    I have fallen behind in blog reading, but I just had to come by and thank you for your comment. Your BLUE pictures are so precious. Miss Hope is so cute. And your parents look wonderful in the pictures. Awesome!!

    Hope you have a chance to relax!


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